World wide COVID-19: India cases biggest hike-69,652

World wide Pandemic woes:India death toll top 53,866; Virus infects 22.32 million & killed 786,000 globally: By Neeraj Bajpai

World wide COVID-19

World wide COVID-19  infections exceed 22.32 million and as many as 786,000 killed while the tricky virus showed signs of a bit abatement in some countries and resurged in some swathes.

The scrambling for the future vaccine against the unsparing virus is getting accelerated amid repeated warnings by the world’s health body, WHO, against the nationalization of the shot.

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More than fifty-three thousand have died from coronavirus in India which, during the last 24 hours, reported over 69,652 fresh cases to push the case tally to twenty-eight lakhs and thirty-six thousand to date. 

In India, more than  20.96  lakh patients were cured too while the country conducted over 30  million tests.

India‘s COVID-19 tally has crossed 28,36,925  lakhs with 53,866  deaths including  977  deaths in the 24 hrs, the government data shows.

The government has said 30 States/UTs are reporting lower CFR than the national average. The actual caseload of the country i.e. the active cases (6,73,166), is only 24.91% of the total positive cases.

Uttar Pradesh has pipped past Delhi in the total caseload of 1,67510  with a record of fresh cases of 5076 in the last 24 hrs. and its death toll has topped 2638 with 53 cases in the last 24 hours.

Delhi has a caseload of 1,56,139  with 1398 cases in the last 24 hours. It has 4235 deaths, including nine deaths in the last 24 hrs.

In Maharashtra, 13,165  fresh cases during the last 24 hours have pushed the tally to 628,642 and its death toll has mounted to 21,033 deaths including 346 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra: The results of a serological survey in Pune have indicated that over 50 percent of the population could already have been infected by novel Coronavirus. This is significantly higher than the results of similar serological surveys carried out in some other cities, like Delhi and Mumbai.  But scientists have warned against interpreting these results as an indication of half of the Pune population being immune to the Coronavirus. 

They say all antibodies are not protective. It is only the neutralizing antibodies that can make a person immune to the disease.  Pune, with total reported cases of 1.32 lakh, has become the new COVID hotspot in Maharashtra overtaking Mumbai.

In the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the tally rose to 3,55,449  with 5795 fresh cases, and the death toll surged past 6123 with 116 deaths in the last 24 hours. Tamil Nadu State has extended lockdown till August 31.

After TN, Andhra Pradesh is now the worst affected with 316,003 cases and 2,906 deaths including 86 deaths in the last 24 hours. It reported about 9742  fresh cases in the last 24 hrs.

Expressing serious concern over the surge in COVID cases and increasing number of deaths per million in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said he was not averse to imposing harsher measures to check further spread of the pandemic. Though he did not rule out lockdown, especially in areas with a high spike in cases, the Chief Minister made it clear that economic activity will not be allowed to suffer.

In Maharashtra, The results of a serological survey in Pune have indicated that over 50 percent of the population could already have been infected by novel Coronavirus. This is significantly higher than the results of similar serological surveys carried out in some other cities, like Delhi and Mumbai.  But scientists have warned against interpreting these results as an indication of half of the Pune population being immune to the Coronavirus.  They say all antibodies are not protective. It is only the neutralizing antibodies that can make a person immune to the disease.  Pune, with total reported cases of 1.32 lakh, has become the new COVID hotspot in Maharashtra overtaking Mumbai.

Rajasthan:  Phalodi MLA PabbaramVishnoi, who attended the VidhanSabha session on Friday, has tested COVID-19 positive  The MLA has appealed to all those who came in contact with him to get themselves tested. Vishnoi had gone to attend the Assembly session on Friday and he met many legislators in the Assembly.  Rajasthan reported 694 new COVID cases and 10 deaths on Monday.

the Health department has called for more vigil in Kottayam, Palakkad, and Kannur as the contact transmission cases in these districts are on the rise. High infection rate continues to be reported from Malappuram, Kasaragod, Thiruvananthapuram, and Ernakulam districts Two more Covid-19 deaths have been reported in Kerala. With this, the death toll rose to 171. A total of 1725 cases were confirmed in the state yesterday. Currently, 15,890 patients are undergoing treatment and 1.64 lakh, people, under surveillance in various districts.

The 67-year-old biotechnology industry veteran said on Twitter she has mild symptoms and hopes they ‘stay that way’.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur. She is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India, and the former chairperson of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

But sidestepping her ailment, she today Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Retweeted @MilkenInstitute

@kiranshaw explains her unique approach to business on the latest podcast
Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on Developing COVID-19 Treatment
Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar joins the Conversations with Mike Milken podcast to discuss developing a COVID-19 treatment with “compelling results.”

“I’m very committed to compassionate capitalism, which is what I like to call my business…My products are there to help patients who need it anywhere in the world. And therefore, I believe that if I can actually produce these products in a way that provides affordable access…I will be very driven by that sense of purpose.”, She has made it clear. 


The overall international situation shows limited abatement with the virus reemergence reports from several nations while the pandemic.

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The worldwide situation reflected mixed trends on Monday with some nations had a breather with the dropping of cases while places like Japan, South Korea, India, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States showed uptick trends.

In China Thousands of party-goers packed out a water park over the weekend in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged late last year, keen to party as the city edges back to normal life.” China has so far 89,527 cases and 4761 deaths.

Vaccine rush

Australians will be among the first in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, if it proves successful, through an agreement between the Australian Government and UK-based drug company AstraZeneca, according to. Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

“Under the deal, every single Australian will be able to receive the University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for free, should trials prove successful, safe, and effective.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Oxford University trial was in a phase three-stage and more work was needed to prove its viability.

“The Oxford vaccine is one of the most advanced and promising in the world, and under this deal, we have secured early access for every Australian,” the Prime Minister said.

“If this vaccine proves successful we will manufacture and supply vaccines straight away under our own steam and make it free for 25 million Australians.

“However, there is no guarantee that this, or any other, vaccine will be successful, which is why we are continuing our discussions with many parties around the world while backing our own researchers at the same time to find a vaccine.

“We are taking advice from Australia’s best medical and scientific expertise to ensure that the Government’s work to select, produce, and purchase COVID-19 vaccines and treatments is based on the best available knowledge.”

The Prime Minister also committed to ensuring early access to the vaccine for countries in our Pacific family, as well as regional partners in Southeast Asia.

The Government has also released Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Strategy, guided by a group of medical and industry experts.

The first announcements under the strategy are the signing of a Letter of Intent with AstraZeneca to supply the University of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Australia and a consumables contract with Becton Dickinson for the supply of needles and syringes.

There are six new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has hit back at US President Donald Trump who had described the situation in NZ as terrible and said there is no comparison between the two countries’ pandemic situation.

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to delay New Zealand’s national elections by four weeks as the country deals with a new coronavirus outbreak in its largest city, Auckland, official reports have said.

The election had been scheduled for September 19 but will now be held on October 17. Under New Zealand law, Ardern had the option of delaying the election for up to about two months.

One case is an imported case – a woman in her 50s who arrived in New Zealand from Qatar via Sydney on August 14. She has been in managed isolation at the Sudima Hotel in Rotorua.

The other five cases are in the community and they have all been linked to the recent outbreak.

These six new confirmed cases bring our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 1,299, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization.

There are 125 people from the community who have been moved into the Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 61 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.

There are five people receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19, one in Auckland City and four in Middlemore.

“A note on this, people who have COVID-19 and are in the hospital are isolated and carefully managed separately from other patients. The public can be confident that our DHBs are managing this effectively, as they did in the first outbreak of COVID-19 in New Zealand. We have heard reports of people who are reluctant to get an ambulance or go to the hospital – hospitals continue to be safe places to receive medical care, and people should feel confident going to the hospital to receive treatment.

Casual contacts

Casual contacts are people whose exposure to a case was shorter or further away and they don’t meet the criteria for close contact. They are likely to be at a lower risk of being infected following exposure. We are asking people identified as casual contact to monitor their health for 14 days after exposure and seek advice from their GP or Healthline if they become unwell or develop any symptoms of COVID-19.

All Aucklanders

Auckland is in Alert Level 3, so everyone within the Auckland city boundary is being asked to stay home unless they are an essential worker, or unless they are traveling for an essential purpose, like getting groceries or medication, or accessing medical treatment. Everyone in Auckland, and indeed all of New Zealand, should closely monitor their health – if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 please seek advice from Healthline or your GP about getting a test – this will help us stamp out any cases in our community quickly.

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Genomic testing

Genomic sequencing continues to fill in more pieces of our puzzle about the route of transmission for the Managed Isolation facility maintenance worker at the Rydges Hotel”, the NZ Government has said.

More than 786,258 have died from the coronavirus worldwide while 22,325,761 got infected, according to Johns Hopkins university’s global data tracker.

The situation in Peru is grim with 549,321 cases and 26,658 deaths. Massive preparations are underway to create new facilities and ensure the delivery of oxygen cylinders in the affected region.

The pandemic grip is not loosening even after more than six months of its first report in China.

South Korea registered a few new cases and its tally surpasses  16,346 with 307 deaths while Japan registered over 1,238 cases and its caseload so far is 58,728  and 1148 deaths. Japan’s economy is badly hit by the pandemic, the latest data shows.

Yonhap News agency has reported : “South Korea’s daily new virus cases jumped by triple digits for the seventh straight day Thursday as church-linked infections in the greater capital area continued to pile up, with more virus cases being identified across the nation. The country added 288 more COVID-19 cases, including 276 local infections, raising the total caseload to 16,346, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC)”.

In Canada, Bill Morneau resigned suddenly as Canada’s finance minister on Monday after weeks of speculation about his political future following his role in a charity scandal that rocked the Liberal minority government.

Trudeau and Morneau had reportedly clashed over how to spend billions of dollars to deal with COVID-19’s impact on the Canadian economy — measures that have racked up a $343 billion deficit on the books.

Both Mexico and Brazil remain under the severe strain of the pandemic. France also saw the resurgence and its tally is 256.534 and Germany stands at 229,796 cases and 9249 deaths.

After a sudden emergence of cases in Spain which has so far 370,867 cases and 28,797 deaths, the country has slapped a slew of restrictions. Smoking both tobacco and electronic devices are prohibited in outdoor spaces when the minimum interpersonal distance of two meters cannot be maintained, minister@salvadorilla has announced that.

The closure of nightlife establishments is adopted: discos, cocktail bars, or dance halls with or without performance throughout the Spanish territory. There are many other restrictions too. Spain has reported 3715 fresh cases.

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As per a forecast for there will be  189,000 deaths in the US by September 5. This week CDC received forecasts that predict the number of new reported COVID-19 cases over the next four weeks, for the nation, states and territories, and counties. A total of 23 modeling groups submitted forecasts for one or more jurisdictions.

The Last week’s national ensemble forecast predicts that weekly reports of new COVID-19 cases may decrease over the next month, with 186,000 to 538,000 new cases reported during the week ending September 5, 2020.

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The state- and territory-level ensemble forecasts indicate that the number of newly reported cases per week are likely to decrease over the next four weeks in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Guam, Louisiana, Nevada, the Northern Mariana Islands, Texas, and the Virgin Islands.

In Brazil, the daily death toll and fresh cases have posed fresh fears as the death toll surged past 111,100 and cases 3,456,652.

The United States has so far notched 5,528,493 cases and 173,125 deaths, According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

America’s COVID-19 death toll is expected to reach nearly 300,000 by December 1; however, consistent mask-wearing beginning today could save about 70,000 lives, according to new data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine.

Country’s medical expert Anthony Fauci has been quoted in the media, against the concept of creating heard community yo fight the virus and said the death toll would be massive. He has asked people to take all precautions and has wondered over people not following social distancing norms besides discarding masks.  

Mexico, too, is also reeling under the severe strain of the pandemic with over 54481 deaths so far and the cases have mounted to 537031 cases. In South Africa, restrictions are being eased in the wake of the battered economy and its caseload stands 596,060 with 12,423 deaths.



Warning against “vaccine nationalism” in the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has again underlined the importance of global solidarity in addressing the crisis.

Vaccines for all

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday said he has written to the WHO Member States, urging them to join the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility, a mechanism aimed at guaranteeing fair access for all countries, rich or poor, to effective immunization.

“Sharing finite supplies strategically and globally is actually in each country’s national interest.”

The COVAX Global Vaccines Facility is the vaccine pillar of the ACT-Accelerator, an initiative launched in April to speed up the development of medicines to treat COVID-19 and make them available to people everywhere.

It is operated by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and WHO, alongside multinational and developing country vaccine manufacturers.

The facility works to ensure as many countries as possible cooperate to pool development, procurement and allocation of any COVID-19 vaccines, WHO Senior Adviser Dr. Bruce Aylward told journalists.

WHO has 194 Member States and so far, more than 170 countries have expressed interest: 92 nations that work with GAVI or that need assistance, and 80 “fully self-financing countries”, he said.

“The agreement terms which countries would sign to join the Facility are just being finalized. We are looking for an indication, a firm indication, for countries by the 31 August”, Dr. Aylward reported.

Preventing ‘vaccine nationalism’

As of Tuesday, there were more than 21.7 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, including more than 771,000 deaths.

Tedros also detailed logistical hurdles WHO has faced in shipping lifesaving medical equipment to countries worldwide over the past eight months as demand for medical masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment (PPE) increased.

While factors such as lockdowns, a collapse in air transport, and export restrictions affected PPE manufacturing and distribution, Tedros reported that there also were several instances where key medical supplies were requisitioned for national use.

“Supply nationalism exacerbated the pandemic and contributed to the total failure of the global supply chain”, he stated.

The lessons learned will inform the eventual distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and medicines once they are developed.

“As new diagnostics, medicines, and vaccines come through the pipeline, it’s critical that countries don’t repeat the same mistakes”, he said, adding that “we need to prevent vaccine nationalism

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Since the pandemic began, more than 70 percent of students globally have been shut out of schools, universities, and training centers, according to a new report issued last week by the UN’s labor agency.

The International Labour Organization’s (ILOYouth and COVID-19: impacts on jobs, education, rights, and mental well-being report, revealed that 65 percent of young people have reported learning less since the pandemic began, citing the transition from the classroom to online and distance learning, during the lockdown.

“The pandemic is inflicting multiple shocks on young people”, said, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. “It is not only destroying their jobs and employment prospects but also disrupting their education and training and having a serious impact on their mental well-being.”  (Independence/Independence/Independence)

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